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“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
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“Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”
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“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
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“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”
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“Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”
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“When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.”
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“The greatest thing a man can do in this world, is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.”
Orison Swett Marden, Learn to Expect a Great Deal of Life
“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
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“The universe is one great kindergarten. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon our soul.”
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“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
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“Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
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“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
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“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
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“What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.”
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“A woman who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes her work with the assurance of success magnetizes her condition. She draws to herself the creative powers of the universe.”
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“If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.”
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“Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, hope for tomorrow.”
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“Wanted, a man who will not lose his individuality in a crowd, a man who has the courage of his convictions, who is not afraid to say "No," though all the world say "Yes.”
Orison Swett Marden, Pushing To The Front
“Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence.”
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“Opportunities? They are all around us ... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.”
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“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them...they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”
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“A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everyone around us.”
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“You will find the whole world will change to you when you change your attitude toward it.”
Orison Swett Marden, Pushing to the Front
“Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy and perseverances.”
Orison Swett Marden
“Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”
Orison Swett Marden
“Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desires”
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“Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people whom you come in contact everyday.”
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“It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.”
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“The greatest thing a man can possibly do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other. It is not a question of what someone else can do or become which every youth should ask himself, but what can I do? How can I develop myself into the grandest possible manhood?”
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“Just because you are struggling on a farm or in a factory, doing something against which your whole nature rebels, because there is no one to help you support your aged parents or an invalid brother or sister, do not conclude that your vision must perish. Keep pushing on as best you can, and affirming your divine power to attain your desire. Hundreds and thousands of poor boys and girls with poorer opportunities than yours have done immortal deeds because they had faith in their ideal and in their power to attain it.”
Orison Swett Marden, How to Get What You Want

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